Government Labor Agency Changes Work Injury Reporting Procedures

 In Workers' Compensation Blog

building-accident-thumbnail-largeThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued new rules for reporting and recording injuries and illnesses that occur at work.

These new requirements require employers to track all work-related injuries and illnesses, summarize them at the end of the year, post those summaries, keep the records for a minimum of five years and report it to OSHA. Under the old rules, employers were not required to provide annual summaries and to post those summaries in a space visible to employees.

These changes went into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Any company that has more than 10 employees is subject to the new requirements. While companies with fewer than 10 employees do not have to collect information about injuries and illnesses they do still have to report such injuries to the OSHA.

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